Maggie[Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir


Portage City, Feb. 23 rd 1873

My dear brother John, it is a long time since I received a letter from you. and I am wearing very much for one I am ashamed of not having wrote to you before this. I have had much to take up my time and attention this hot summer and fall we have had an uper story made to the house we are living in, besides other alterations down stairs - and trying to live in it while it was being done made me so nervous I have not got over it yet. and it is so long since I wrote a letter I have almost forgotten the way. O John I do long to see you but I am so glad to hear of your good health and happiness and fame. how pleasant it would be to have a real good talk face to face and hear you tell of the wonder

of California, and of your queer fearless exposed, wonderful way of living. I would also like to show you my great romping, healthy boy two years and a half old, and tiny wee Maggie of five weeks. John please send me your picture too I would like a good picture of you so much, will you John. Joanna has been quite sick but is getting well. We are all about as usual. Sarah has has a bad cold but is some better. please write very soon From your affectionate sister Maggie



Portage City, [Wisc]

Date Original

1873 Feb 23


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1067

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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